SENATE BILL 6427
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senators Murray and Skratek
Read first time 01/29/92. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
AN ACT Relating to unauthorized mailings; and amending RCW 19.56.020.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 19.56.020 and 1967 c 57 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
otherwise agreed, where)) If unsolicited goods are mailed to a
person, (( he)) the person has a right to accept delivery of (( such))
the goods as a gift only, and is not bound to return (( such)) the
goods to the sender. Goods are not considered to have been solicited unless
the recipient specifically requested, in an affirmative manner, the sending of
the goods. Goods are not considered to have been requested if a person fails
to respond to an invitation to purchase the goods and the sender sends the
goods notwithstanding. If (( such)) the unsolicited goods are
either addressed to or intended for the recipient, (( he)) the
recipient may use them or dispose of them in any manner without any
obligation to the sender, and in any action for goods sold and delivered, or in
any action for the return of the goods, it (( shall be)) is a
complete defense that the goods were mailed voluntarily and that the defendant
did not (( actually)) affirmatively order or request (( such))
the goods, either orally or in writing.